Are Offsite Data Backups Really Neccesary ?

backupsI’ve had some bad luck lately with technology, but thankfully back-ups saved me from any data loss. If there is one thing I can’t say enough to friends, family and even co-workers, it is “backup your important data”.

These days, with double-digit megapixel digital cameras on the market, video cameras being attached to nearly every phone, and documents and PDF’s everywhere, backing up your important data might seem more complicated than ever, but thankfully, there are a number of tips, tricks, and tutorials that will make saving the digital bits of information that are most precious to you both fast and easy. [Read more...]

10 Ways Social Media Is Changing Our Lives

Social media is a force, a huge force and the wave is only just beginning. From Facebook, to Twitter there are millions of people across the world speaking to each other in a way that couldn’t have been contemplated 10 years ago.

The world is a social place, and the world has just reduced in size due to video, internet, mobile phones, and social media.

I am an excited proponent of social media and I have only scratched the surface of what is possible at the moment.

Here are 10 ways I think social media is changing the world.

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Choosing the Right Web Host

A basic fact of doing business in this modern technological age is that you must have a web site. Whether you are a corporate leader, looking to promote your own personal brand, or just plan a family reunion establishing your online presence is important, both personally and professionally. In order to have a web site that projects your own personal identity you must start with selecting the right web host; but with so many options available today, where do you begin and how do you know if you are selecting the best web host for your needs? In this guide to selecting the right web host for your web site we will look at ways to select the best host and a review of some of the top choices available to you in order to help you find the best hosting solution. [Read more...]

You Aren’t Using Internet Explorer 6, Right?

Every day, you might browse the web without thinking about which browser you are using, or which version you have installed, but with another Zero-Day exploit for Internet Explorer out in the wild, it might be time to reconsider.

The response thus far by security experts has been: “Internet Explorer users should ensure their antivirus definitions are up to date, disable JavaScript and only visit Web sites they trust until fixes are available from Microsoft.” (via Symantec)

Really the response should be, “You aren’t still using old versions of Internet Explorer, are you?” This article will go over some choices you have, and hopefully, despite your attachment to whatever browser you may be using, you’ll keep an open mind. [Read more...]

WordPress Plugin: Gravity Forms

This site, and millions of others are powered by WordPress, a powerful blogging tool that continues to make waves in the industry due to the wide range of themes and plugins available to be used to personalize or extend the platform. Recently, a new plugin was released called Gravity Forms, and I am a huge fan of it, and so I want to take some time to talk about it. [Read more...]

My Thoughts on Cool News: Silicon Nanotubes Boost Battery Capacity

If you’ve ever owned anything that needs a battery, you’ve probably had an issue with how long it will last. It always seems to die at the most inopportune time, and that’s partly due to how short the life of most batteries are. Laptops last mere hours, cell phones last a few days, on standby, but wouldn’t it be better if they could last days and weeks? [Read more...]